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Technion Ranked Among World's Top Computer Science Universities
In academic rankings considered among the most objective in the world, the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology has been ranked 18th among 500 universities in computer sciences for 2012; 29th in chemistry; and 39th in natural sciences and mathematics. The Technion also placed 42nd among 200 engineering and technology universities.
Published annually, and announced this week by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China, the Academic Ranking of Worldwide Universities (ARWU) is considered to be among the most objective indicators of university performance.
The Shanghai rankings are based on criteria and data that include such elements as the number of winners of the Nobel Prize and other prestigious awards among staff and alumni; the number of scientific papers published in leading journals; and other performance relative to the size of the university. More than 1,000 universities around the world were assessed, with only the top 500 being chosen for inclusion in their rankings.
“These high rankings in computer science and other fields give credence to the idea that the Technion is a major driver of Israel’s high tech economy, and a world class research university advancing the frontiers of science and technology to benefit the world,” said Technion President Prof. Peretz Lavie.